And who is one of only four members of the GRC? None other than your friend and mine, Acting Commissioner of Education, Chris Cerf.
Well that seems fair.
Just for fun, here's the email too:
Please Release Redacted Emails
Here's the video. Watch it, and you'll understand why I became so distracted.
Department of Environmental Protection attempts to waive regulations based on 40 years of legislation.
Department of Education attempts to rewrite charter school regulations based on the Charter School Program Act of 1995.
If you haven't already, join the almost 4,000 folks letting Acting Commissioner Cerf, the Governor, the State Board of Education and the legislature know that we will not sit silently by while these changes are pushed through.
Nonetheless, the Acting Commissioner will decide on July 15th whether to grant final approval to no less than FIVE virtual charter schools that are already recruiting students and are just waiting to open their, um... doors (?) in September.
Assemblyman Diegnan got a virtual charter moratorium bill out of the Assembly Education Committee last week, but if it doesn't get any further the Department of Education will open virtual charter schools with no regulations or legislation to monitor their operations. That job will be left to discredited for-profit online content providers and an unaccountable Department of Education.
Just another example of the Christie Administration and Acting Commissioner doing as they please, to hell with the people of New Jersey and their representatives.
The Christie Administration's Weapon of Choice?